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NBA betting line favors Spurs over Timberwolves

San Antonio SpursMinnesota Timberwolves
Jan 2, 8:00 PM | Target Center

San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

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The NBA betting slate features a clash between Minnesota and San Antonio on Monday, with the host Timberwolves trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Timberwolves are 1-3 so far on the season, and 4-0 ATS vs. the number. The Spurs, meanwhile, are 3-1 and 3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 0-3-1 and the Spurs go 1-3 on the totals.

View San Antonio vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Spurs are listed as 5.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 200.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Timberwolves rated this week at No. 1 and the Spurs sitting at No. 16. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 105-99 result in favor of the Spurs today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 98.8 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 8 at 91.5 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 105 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, San Antonio was a 104-89 winner at home against the Jazz. They covered the 13.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. San Antonio earned a 104-89 victory over Utah on Saturday, getting 23 points from Manu Ginobili at AT&T Center.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 99-82 winner as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Timberwolves covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 181 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kevin Love scored 25 points and added 17 rebounds for a double-double, leading Minnesota over Dallas, 99-82, on Sunday at Target Center.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Spurs at Timberwolves trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Antonio's last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Antonio's last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing San Antonio
Minnesota is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
San Antonio home to Golden State, Wednesday, January 4
Minnesota home to Memphis, Wednesday, January 4

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